Hi all, I was hoping that you all could shed some light on my situation. Here is my latest blood test while on 10g of Androgel daily:
TT: 448 ng/dl (241-827 ng/dL)
E2: 44 pg/mL (13-54 pg/mL)
LH: 1.4 mIU/mL (1.5-9.3)
FSH: 1.2 mIU/mL (1.6-8.0)
I was happy about the TT level - that's the highest I've ever seen it. When I questioned my E2 levels as 'high' and he said not to worry as they are in range.
I had been on 10g of androgel daily for the past three years as prescribed by my PCP. Me and the wife want to start a family so I decided to see an acclaimed endocrinologist/androlgist who specializes in fertility stuff. He is a huge proponent of hcg. I stopped taking androgel ten days ago and five days ago I started on hcg 1000iu/3x week. From what I understand the high dosage is to kick start my system. I am scheduled to have follow up blood work in about a month. I'm assuming that my dosage will be adjusted down then.
Will my E2 levels naturally go down as a result of NOT using androgel or should I begin an AI regimen? Does hcg at this amount aromatase into estradial? Should I just wait and see the results of my next blood test before doing anything?
It's been only 5 days since I started and I do have to say that I am more focused and my mood is elevated. Unfortunately, my libido is still very low. No morning wood at all. (I am getting over a little flu bug which may be playing into this also).
Other notes: I take 4000iu of D3 daily along with a mega-multivitamin and ZMA.
Any thoughts, advice, recommendations?